The program concluded with a speech by Khairul Islam where he said, “The overall WASH situation in Bangladesh is better than that of its neighboring countries in South Asia. But Bangladesh still lags behind in ensuring access to safely managed sanitation systems and improved piped water supply to all. To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, the country has to take initiatives involving the public and private sectors.
He stressed on the development of relevant and sustainable WASH technologies and approaches and urged everyone to cooperate for the successful implementation of WaterAid Bangladesh’s new country program strategy.
In her welcome address at the start of the event, Hasin Jahan said, “One of our future goals in this regard is to achieve the universal goals of the SDGs, in addition to ensuring climate-resilient safe water, sanitation and hygiene services for all . ,
Later, the five-year ‘Country Program Strategy 2023-2028’ was presented by Partha Hefaz Sheikh, WaterAid’s Director of Programs and Policy Advocacy.
Field champions (users of improved WASH services and youth community volunteers) from Satkhira, Srimangal, Tangail and Dhaka shared their experiences with the audience during the event.